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Swords Used by the Cavalry Branch of Service
Edged Weapons
Beautiful Etched Blade Cavalry Officer's Saber Shannon, Miller & Crane New York Retailer
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This is a nice original classic model 1840 cavalry saber with an etched blade. These were referred to by the soldiers as the "Wristbreaker" due to their massive size and construction. This one has the full length blade and has an attractive look with the original engraving on each side with the floral and patriotic designs. The front side of the blade has the eagle design in the center with the small "E PLURIBUS UNUM" motto that means "OF MANY ONE". The back of the blade has the large letter "US" etching. At the base of the blade, it has the maker marking of "F. HORSTER." and the production location of "SOLINGEN". This is the marking of the high quality sword made Frederick Horster of Solingen Germany. At the base of the front of the blade, it has the retailer's etching mark of "SHANNON, MILLER & CRANE" and the "NEW YORK" location. This marking lets us know that the sword was sold just after the Civil War. They went into business in 1866. The handle of the sword has the original sharkskin grip intact with a great look all over. It also has the original double bands of twisted wire. The brass guard and pommel have a fine dark color to the patina. As you can see the guard and pommel cap have the floral designs which is another trait of the sword being made for an officer and not the regular enlisted man. It is accompanied by an original scabbard that fits like a glove. The scabbard has the original mounts, rings, drag and throat intact with a nice untouched patina all over. The scabbard is the fine quality version that is made with a steel body and brass hardware for the mounts, rings, drag and throat. This is a very good looking cavalry saber & scabbard with the officer's etched blade that will look great in your collection.

Item #: B8998
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$1,995.00 USD
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